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Singing in groups can boost mental health

Singing in groups can boost mental health

Singing in groups can help people recover from mental illness, making them feel valued and increasing their confidence, according to a new research.

Singing in groups can boost your mental health, a new study has found. Researchers observing a grassroots initiative that conducts weekly choral workshops have found that the act of singing and socializing together can benefit people with mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression.

After six months with the program, the team found that some people even claimed the activity 'saved their sanity'. The research, led by a team from the University of East Angila, worked with the Norfolk-based project Sing Your Heart Out.

The initiative is geared toward people with mental health conditions, but is also open to the general public. It has roughly 120 participants who attend four free workshops per week.

The researchers conducted interviews over the course of six months, speaking with participants, organizers, and workshop leaders. Of the group, roughly two-thirds have had contact with mental health services.

The study revealed the group activity had major benefits for those involved.

- Source: Mail Online